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Weight Loss Drugs (Diet Pills)

Last Updated on Sep 30, 2019
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Weight loss drugs, also called anti-obesity medications or diet pills, are medicines that help to reduce weight.

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Obesity requires long-term treatment to promote and sustain weight loss. Use of prescription drugs may be appropriate for some people.

These medicines help regulate weight either by altering appetite, increasing the rate of metabolism or inhibiting absorption from the digestive tract.

Prescription weight loss medicines include orlistat, phentermine, lorcaserin, and phenteramine plus topiramate. Others like sibutramine and rimonabant have been banned in many countries.

Common side-effects include high blood pressure, palpitations, restlessness and insomnia. Long-term use of weight loss drugs can cause addiction and tolerance. Also, the use of most diet pills in combination with each other has not been well studied.

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Weight loss drugs are not a cure-all for obesity. Their use should be combined with exercise and improved diet to lose and maintain weight successfully over long term.

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Reference for Weight Loss Drugs

  1. Coutinho W. The first decade of sibutramine and orlistat: a reappraisal of their expanding roles in the treatment of obesity and associated conditions. Arq Bras Endocrinol Metab. 2009;53/2: 262-70.
  2. Tziomalos K, Krassas G, Tzotzas T. The use of sibutramine in the management of obesity and related disorders: An update. Vascular Health and Risk Management 2009:5 441452
  3. Leite C, Mocelin CA, Petersen GO, Leal MB, Thiesen FV. Rimonabant: an antagonist drug of the endocannabinoid system for the treatment of obesity. Pharmacological Reports 2009, 61:217-224
  4. Questions and Answers about FDAs Initiative Against Contaminated Weight Loss Products- (http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/QuestionsAnswers/ucm136187.htm)

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MariyaPeter

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gretchenhill

There are certain risks as well as benefits to taking weight-loss drugs, and individuals considering taking drugs or medications for long-term weight loss should understand the basics as well as the risks to such an approach to obesity and weight loss. Some individuals may experience more benefits using weight-loss medications than others, and overall results will be determined by other considering factors, including diet, nutrition, genetics, exercise and dedication to healthy lifestyle living.

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Deandra

My remedy for obesity is not through a prescription drug. I am on Prescopodene which I find really helpful in terms of suppressing my hunger. I am more open for the idea of using an all-natural diet pills cause, I think it won't give you as much side effects. So far this pill I'm using does not give me any of those feelings of excessive thirst or any palpitations which I think is great.

Coby25

I have been searching on the net to find the right pill to use for weight loss. I came across this site and I gave this Prescopodene a fair trial for a month. I'm actually glad that I did because it does what it says really. I felt tolerable headache for some few days but it did eventually stopped. My first month is truly amazing. I'll give it more a go. Thanks again!

Dwayne25

would you mind sharing where you can buy these Prescopodene safely. Got some online purchase issue so I wanted to know the right website please. thank You.

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